We’re taking a look at another Philips juicer today, the Philips HR1854. We were really impressed with Philips’ new Avance HR1871 which we recently reviewed, but since this one is more at the budget end of the spectrum we’re not too sure what to expect by comparison.
Being a budget juicer, this device is somewhat less powerful than the more expensive juicers out on the market. However, its 550 watt motor can still deal with whole fruits and vegetables without the need to cut them up. Simply feed them down the wide 75mm feeding tube and then press down with the included masher.
The juicer has two speed settings, depending on whether you’re juicing soft or hard fruits.
All the removable parts are dishwasher-safe (more on cleaning the machine later), and the pulp goes into the included 1 litre pulp bin. The juicer also comes with a 700ml juice jug, which includes the usual foam separator which you can use if you prefer clear juice.
To get you started, the device comes with a simple juice recipe booklet, which includes 10 simple recipes. That’s great for getting started, but one of the best things about owning a juicer is experimentation! Once you’ve got the juicing bug, you’ll begin to get your own idea of what works and what doesn’t.
We found that most juicers were cheapest at Amazon.co.uk, including the Philips HR1854 Whole Fruit Juicer which is available for 28% off.
Philips HR1854 Features and Specifications
- 75mm Wide Feeding Tube – no need to chop your fruit or veg
- 550 watt motor with 2 speed settings – handles soft or hard fruit
- Removable parts are dishwasher safe
- 700ml juice jug with foam separator – great if you enjoy clear juice
Customer Feedback and Reviews
The overwhelming majority of customers were very happy. Over 97% of customers gave the juicer a positive review, and in fact just under 90% of customers were very enthusiastic, rating this juicer 4 or 5 stars.
Almost all customers noted that the juicer was a lot quieter than other juicers. This is probably due to the 550 watt motor. Whilst it’s a bit less powerful, it produces a much less intrusive noise whilst juicing.
People also noted that it juices pretty well for a cheap machine. Whilst the pulp is a bit wet, this is to be expected in a juicer of this price. Generally, customers seemed to be very happy with the amount of juice they were getting.
There is quite a big negative with this juicing machine though. Unfortunately, the design makes it very hard to clean. Almost every customer complained that fruit and pulp get caught in small nooks, crannies and holes, making it very difficult to clean out. Whilst a few customers solved this problem by using nail brushes or toothbrushes, it’s worth baring in mind that this is a definite flaw.
Whilst this juicer clearly performs pretty well for a budget juicer, and would probably be ideal for occasional juicing, we don’t feel it is a wise purchase. The Andrew James Whole Fruit juicer is more powerful, better at juicing, easier to clean, and also about 30% cheaper! We think that most people would be much happier with that model than the Philips HR1854.